United Federation of Special
Police and Security Officers, Inc.
Charles "Chip" Strebeck,
As the officers and business agents of the United Federation
of Special Police and Security officers continue to schedule and conduct
members meetings we find that the attendance is extremely low. And we also
continue to hear “what does my union do from me?” At the meetings where we do have member
participation we often hear that there are a number of issues/problems/grievances
that have not been addressed, and almost always it turns out that those
issues/problems/grievances were never brought to the attention of your shop
steward, business agent or the union office. We can’t address an issue that we
are not aware of, and we cannot become aware of the issue if you the member
does not bring it to our attention.
Providing security for you in
your job is our primary goal and that is accomplished by negotiating your
contract. But we are also here to ensure that the contract is adhered to by
both the union and management and when it is not we need to know so we can fix
The grievance process, labor
management meetings and the labor board are our avenues to correct the
infractions that occur and we use them all … aggressively! But it starts with
you the member by letting us know when there are problems.
Some locals are better than
others and in some of those that were not so involved are improving. And we,
your officer’s and business agents are committed to improving as well, and one
of our first steps is to schedule more members meetings. We urge you to attend,
and to bring your fellow members with you.
Remember the union starts with you the member.
Thank you for your support …
Charles “Chip” Strebeck